Thanksgiving is just about a week away, and our mouths are starting to salivate. While the day can be an awesome time to bond with family or friends over a delicious meal, we totally understand if you don't want to be cooking all morning or cleaning dishes all night -- no judgment here! Or maybe you're stuck in town this year without any local family to share a meal with, and looking for a place to make you feel a litle less alone.
Thankfully, there a number of D.C. restaurants that are willing to do the hard work for you. All you have to do is show up (after making a reservation, of course), sit down and EAT!
Here are 10 D.C. restaurants with Thanksgiving menus that will make you forget all about grandma's stuffing! Just kidding... grandma rules!
1625 I St. NW
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu from 3 p.m.-close on Thanksgiving Day. Three courses will be served to guests for $82 for adults and $40 for children. Appetizers include a chestnut and celery root soup, kabocha squash risotto or a gem salad. Main courses include traditional roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberry-grenadine sauce, prime rib or arctic char. Sides are served family style, with stuffing, Brussels sprouts, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and sweet potato gratin available. Top it all off with a decadent dessert -- your choice of peanut butter chocolate mousse, warm chocolate tart or carrot cake.
931 H St NW
This CityCenterDC French-American bistro is offering a mix of traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- such as roasted turkey with stuffing, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce, along with signature DBGB dishes, like its popular venison orecchiette or the seared foi gras as an appetizer. Want to take your Thanksgiving dinner to go? No problem. DBGB is offering a roast turkey sandwich to go for $15. See the full holiday menu here.
SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter
915 F St. NW
Feast family style for $55 ($27.50 for children) at SUCCOTASH on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy three courses consisting of appetizers, main course and a dessert. Choose from cornbread cakes, bibb salad, raw oysters and bacon deviled eggs to start, then indulge in the a classic sliced turkey breast with butternut mac'n'cheese and charred green beans as your main course and satisfy your sweet tooth with pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate orange truffles. There will also be vegetarian options available. See the full Thanksgiving Day menu here.
98 District Square SW
This Mexican-inspired restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving serving both its traditional dinner menu and special holiday menu dishes such as, Sopa de Hongos with mushrooms, cream and spicy croutons, Pavo Relleno, a kale and ricotta-stuffed bacon-wrapped turkey breast with cranberry sauce, corn bread and Brussels sprouts, with a sweet potato pie with pineapple-caramel sauce for dessert.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
950 I St. NW
Head to CityCenterDC for a Thanksgiving feast at this classy steakhouse. For $59 per person, enjoy a complete three course meal, consisting of butternut squash soup or harvest salad for an appetizer, a slow-roasted turkey breast with apple sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish and gravy as the main course and your choice of pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie for dessert. See the Thanksgiving menu here. The full dinner menu, with steak and seafood options, will also be available.
600 13th St. NW
While Mastro's won't have a special Thanksgiving menu, the complete a la carte menu will be available. The star of your meal will be a holiday dessert, pumpkin butter cake. It's Mastro's signature butter cake with pumpkin and spices, topped with pumpkin pie spiced cream cheese, ice cream, caramel sauce and homemade whipped cream. Your taste buds will thank you for that indulgence on Turkey Day. Mastro's will be open 1 p.m.-9 p.m. See the menu here.
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Morton's will also have it's regular a la carte dinner menu available on Thanksgiving Day, in addition to a special Cote de Bouf, a 36 oz bone-in rib-eye with garlic herb butter, for $125, and a Lobster Oscar special. Dine in from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. See the complete dinner menu here.
800 16th Street NW
Top of the Hay is offering a Thanksgiving Day brunch at this popular downtown hotel. A full buffet is available for $130 per person, which includes a glass of Taittinger on arrival. The brunch will cost $60 for children 4-12 years old. It will be complete with a carving station, with turkey or beef tenderloin available, an array of pastas, fish, meats, salads, and vegetables, and a charcuterie display. A full dessert buffet, complete with apple pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin jelly rolls, caramel Lady Apples and pumpkin pie, will be sure to leave you ready for an afternoon nap. The full brunch menu is available here.
10 Thomas Restaurant
10 Thomas Circle NW
Open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, 10 Thomas Restaurant will be offering a special holiday buffet for $45 for adults and $22.50 for children. Enjoy holiday staples such as corn bread, butternut squash soup, charcuterie, a salad bar, a carving station with turkey and ham, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole. Don't forget about pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake, chocolate cake and fruit for dessert!
950 15th St. NW
The perfect combination might just be Thanksgiving with southern flare! Georgia Brown's will be open from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering a special menu. Multiple seafood options, such as baked oysters, cornmeal crusted catfish fingers and seared diver scallops will be available. Order the heirloom tomato stacks, fried green tomatoes, or cajun shrimp as an appetizer. A number of salads will be available, too!